Why I love Rio de Janeiro

The arrival of summer signals the start of Rio’s most intense period of partying and celebration. Christmas and New Year festivities run seamlessly into Carnival. And although the main event doesn’t start until late February, the samba schools’ weekly ensaios (rehearsal events) are in full swing by the start of December. Ever the outdoors city, the rising temperatures draw locals and tourists alike to Rio’s beaches... Read More

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$1071 Small group tours

Northern Brazil Express

This quick nine-day tour of northern Brazil hits loads of highlights north of Rio. Samba dance and sip caipirinhas beside the turquoise waters of the Atlantic coast, discover the gorgeous old buildings of Salvador, Bahia, and find out once and for all why Rio's so famous for its nightlife. The tour maximizes time by including two short flights to skip long, overnight bus rides. Hop on board and see Brazil north of Rio.

$3899 Small group tours

Andes, Iguassu & Beyond

This tour is designed for anyone looking for the most incredible natural and cultural highlights of southern South America. Spend 18 days exploring the cultures of Chile and Argentina with the Andes as your perfectly picturesque backdrop. Get active in the adventure-sport-lover's paradise of Pucon, Chile and then stand in the mist of majestic Iguassu Falls, before moving on to find out once and for all why Rio de Janeiro is the cultural icon it's become. Enjoy free time to explore this amazing city. Don't leave any adventure-stone unturned; do it all.

$1150 Small group tours

4-Day Tour: Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil... see for yourself! Join this 4-day tour and experience the great Rio de Janeiro Carnival!

$1299 Small group tours

5-Day Tour: Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil... see for yourself! Join us in this 5-day tour and experience the great Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

$1499 Small group tours

6-Day Tour: Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil... see for yourself! Join us in this 6-day tour and experience the great Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

$1699 Small group tours

7-Day Tour: Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil... see for yourself! Join us in this 7-day tour and experience the great Rio de Janeiro Carnival.